Winchendon Soldiers' Monument - Winchendon, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 41.113 W 072° 03.121
18T E 741516 N 4730074
Quick Description: The Winchendon Soldiers' Monument is located on in a park on Murdock Avenure between Park and Grove Streets.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 6:17:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMM9V4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 2

Long Description:

Winchendon Soldiers' Monument is a 27' high granite column rests on an 8' square granite base. On top of the monument is the bronze figure of a Union soldier who is wearing a cap, long overcoat and cape with a sword on his left side. He is holding a rifle vertically with his right hand. The front of the shaft has a carved eagle and crossed flags.

The monument was sculpted by Melzar Hunt Mosman, cast at the Chicopee Bronze Works and E. L. Smith & Company was the contractor. The monument was dedicated on October 16, 1889.

On the west facing base is the dedication:

WINCHENDON
TO HER SONS WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THE UNION.
1861-1865

A band that circles the monument is inscribed, in order, with the names of the following battles.

GETTYSBURG CHANTILLY ANTIETAM WILDERNESS

Each of the four sides has a polished dado with the names, companies, and regiments of fallen soldiers, in alphabetical order.

West Face (14 names):

EDWARD ALGER. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
BRAMWELL W. BALDWIN. 6, Mass. Battery.
HUBBARD H. BALDWIN Sergt. CO. I. 26, Mass. Inf.
JOHN BALDWIN. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
GEORGE W. BRADISH. CO. A. 21, Mass. Inf.
PETER BREEN. CO. D. 36, Mass. Inf.
GEORGE BROWN. 2nd CO. I. 25, Mass. Inf.
ROBERT BRUCE. CO. D. 36, Mass. Inf.
LEVI W. BROOKS. CO. I. 26, Mass. Inf.
HIRAM N. BUTTRICK. Corpl. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
HENRY E. CHASE. CO. G. 1, Regt. R.I. Artillery.
LORENZO O. COBURN. CO. K. 5, N.H. Inf.
THEODORE F. DAMON. CO. D. 36, Mass. Inf.
MILO EVAMS. CO. C. 2. Mass. Heavy Artillery.

South Face (14 names):

PATRICK FENTON. CO. G. 21, Mass. Inf.
WILLIAM M. FLINT. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
ADAMS E. FRENCH. Sergt. CO. D. 36, Mass. Inf.
ORLANDO GOTT. Musician. I. Mass. Cavalry.
SAMUEL B. HALE. CO. D. 36, Mass. Inf.
DARIUS H. HARDING. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
ROLLIN E. HARTWELL. CO. I. 1. Regt. U.S. Artillery.
THEODORE J. HILL. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
JOSIAH HILL. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
TIMOTHY F. HUBBARD. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
GEORGE D. KNOWLTON. CO. I. 26, Mass. Inf.
J. HENRY LAKE. CO. G. 21, Mass. Inf.
DONALD McLENNON. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
GEORGE H. MATTHEWS. CO. D. 21, Mass. Inf.

East Face (14 names):

FREDRICK MAYNARD. Sergt. CO. D. 2, Mass. Inf.
CHARLES W. NEWTON. CO. B. 9, Vt. Inf.
DANIEL NORCROSS. Corpl. 3, Mass. Battery.
ALBERT NUTTING. CO. I. 18, Mass. Inf.
ELWIN A. PARKS. CO. I. 26, Mass. Inf.
GEORGE H. PARKS. Sergt. CO. A. 57, Mass. Inf.
GILMAN PARKER. Corpl. CO. D. 36, Mass. Inf.
EDGAR PITKIN. Sergt. CO. A. 1, U.S. Cavalry.
GEO. E. PLUMMER. CO. D. 36, Mass. Inf.
HIRAM E. POWERS. CO. D. 36, Mass. Inf.
CHARLES J. PUTNEY. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
JAS. A. RAYMOND. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
CHARLES SAMSON. CO. D. 30, Mass. Inf.
ALDEN J. SAWTELLE. CO. D. 36, Mass. Inf.

North Face (14 names):

ELIJAH M. SCOTT. CO. B. 15, Mass. Inf.
WILLIAM J. SMITH. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.
JAMES S. STRATTON. Corpl. CO. G. 21, Mass. Inf.
JOSEPH E. SWEETSER. CO. A. 57, Mass. Inf.
JACKSON TAGGART. CO. A. 1, N.N. Cavalry.
EARDLEY N. TAYLOR. CO. I. 26, Mass. Inf.
GEORGE J. THOMAS. CO. L. 7, N.Y. Cavalry.
JOSIAH T. TOWNE. CO. G. 2, Mass. Inf.
WILLIAM WELCH. CO. G. 24, Mass. Inf.
THOMAS WELLS. Corpl. CO. I. 21, Mass. Inf.
EDWIN W. WESTON. Sergt. CO. H. 11, Vt. Inf.
FRANCIS L. WHITNEY. CO. D. 36, Mass. Inf.
WALTER WILKINSON. 40, N.Y. Inf.
JOHN M. WYMAN. CO. H. 53, Mass. Inf.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 10/16/1889

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: City of Winchendon

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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